PTE Reading Multiple-Choice, Multiple Answers Sample 6

Read the text and answer the multiple choice question by selecting all the correct responses. You will need to select more than one response.

Sustainable architecture is the idea of using environmentally conscious techniques and materials in the field of architecture. This green building and living technique is intent on creating as little waste as possible, using renewable and clean energy, and building with materials that are not damaging to living things or the earth’s environment.

Perhaps the largest component of sustainable architecture is how energy is used to provide power for the structure that is being built. Excellent insulation is important in a structure that is built with conserving energy in mind. Passive solar energy such as that gathered from strategically placed windows is also an important component in conserving energy and using sustainable energy sources. Awnings, shades, and shutters are considered green in that they use no electricity but can serve as passive building cooling devices.

Solar panels are utilised to capture renewable energy for use in an environmentally conscious home or building. Active and passive solar hot water heaters are another component of creating sustainable and renewable energy.

While small wind turbines may also be utilized as a way of harnessing wind power to create energy, they are not useful until winds reach at least eight-miles-per hour.

Air source heat pumps act much like an air conditioner but in reverse. These pumps can absorb heat from cold outside air and deliver it to inside the home or building. Geothermal heat pumps can also utilize warmth from deep in the ground to heat a building or home.

Question:
By which excellent insulation is important in a structure and for which purpose shutters, shades and awning are being used?
A. Winds reach at least eight-miles-per hour.
B. They serve as passive building cooling devices.
C. Pumps can absorb heat from cold outside air.
D. Structure that is built with conserving energy in mind.

Answers:
B. They serve as passive building cooling devices.
D. Structure that is built with conserving energy in mind.

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